My client, a well-established environmental consulting company that provides strategic environmental services throughout Louisiana and neighboring states, is seeking an Archaeologist, to manage ongoing and upcoming projects throughout the state, create long-term strategies, obtain new work and clients, and maintain and manage current client relationships. Client maintains a competitive edge within the realm of environmental and cultural resource consulting by offering a diverse range of services designed to meet and exceed their clients' needs and expectations. Their familiarity with the permitting agencies' staff and processes - plus their expertise in environmental sciences, cultural resource management practices, and relevant technologies - means they can actually streamline the environmental and cultural resource regulatory compliance process for their clients, saving them time and money. Job Description:
- This position involves providing cultural resources management for planning, engineering, and construction services to government, military, and commercial clients throughout the South and Southeastern United States, primarily in Louisiana.
- You will work on projects that require compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act (NAGPRA), and other state regulations.
- You will oversee and manage cultural resources department staff and entry level archaeologists in their specific duties.
- You will be responsible for working on all aspects of cultural resources projects, including but not limited to: proposals; background research; fieldwork (Phase I survey, Phase II testing, and Phase III mitigation); preparing CEQA, NEPA, and NHPA technical reports; coordinating consultation with State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO), Native American Tribes, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and multiple state, federal, and local agencies; evaluating properties for eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), preparing determinations of NRHP eligibility, and completing state survey forms.
- You will need strongtechnical, communication, networking, and resource management skills in order to develop and maintain business relationships.
- You must be available to attend networking events, and any meetings deemed necessary in order to add to their strong network of vendors. It will be crucial for the candidate to actively work with the business development department in order to formulate a growth plan for the cultural resource department.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- Master's Degree in Anthropology or Archaeology is preferred
- Minimum of 3 - 10 years of professional archaeological field work experience
- Experience in both terrestrial and underwater archaeology preferred but not necessary
- Possess a strong network of vendors
- Meets Secretary of the Interior's Professional Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology
- Knowledge of historic preservation laws and policies, including CEQA, NEPA, NHPA, ARPA, and NAGPRA.
- Demonstrated experience in the archaeology of the southern and southeastern United States, particularly Louisiana.
- Experience using GPS technology.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Experience recording archaeological sites on site forms required by various SHPOs and state agencies.
- Register of Professional Archaeologists-certified is preferred.
- Familiarity and experience completing Louisiana forms and following the most up to date guidelines.
- Excellent Editing and English grammar editing.
- Experience working in the consulting environment and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and be responsive to both internal and external clients.
- Strong communication, networking, resource management, and technical skills.